Mapping media and meaning: autoethnography as an approach to designing personal heritage soundscapes

Chamberlain, Alan and Bødker, Mads and Papangelis, Konstantinos (2017) Mapping media and meaning: autoethnography as an approach to designing personal heritage soundscapes. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, 23-26 Aug 2017, London, UK.

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Abstract

The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing of locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to further explore possible ways in which physical places and intangible personal content can be used to develop meaningful experiences. The paper explores the use of autoethnography as a method for soundscape design in the fields of personal heritage and locative media. Specifically, we explore possible connections between digital media, space and ‘meaning making’, suggesting how autoethnographies might help discover design opportunities for merging digital media and places. These are methods that are more personally relevant than those typically associated with a more system-based design approaches that we often find are less sensitive to the way that emotion, relationships, memory and meaning come together. As a way to expand upon these relationships we also reflect on relations between personal and community-based responses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: AM '17 Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, Article No. 32. London, United Kingdom — August 23 - 26, 2017. ACM : New York, NY, USA ©2017. ISBN: 9781450353731 DOI:10.1145/3123514.3123536
Keywords: Audio, Autoethnography, Curation, Design, Ethnography, Heritage, Maps, Memory, Methods, Museums, Music, Participation, Place, Semantics, Space, Ubiquitous Computing
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Chamberlain, Dr Alan
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 02:07
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48486

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